Monday, November 30, 2015

School Prepares for Record Give-A-Thon Collection

The 31st annual Give-A-Thon wraps up on Tuesday, and it’s a record-breaker. Stevenson staff and students have signed up to give holiday gifts to a record 320 Lake County families; provide six months of food to the Vernon Township food pantry; and stock Lake County PADS with enough diapers, baby formula and youth motherhood items to last for half a year. If you would like to help Give-A-Thon, click here to make an online donation.

Winter Dance Concert This Weekend

The Fine Arts Division will present the annual Winter Dance Concert in the Performing Arts Center this weekend. Performances begin at 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and at 2 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets are $5, and will be available at the door or can be purchased in advance by calling 847-415-4126. The concert will feature dancing and choreography by students from the Concert Dance class and the Mélange and Repertory dance companies, plus new works by guest artist Mary Tisa. Click here to see the list of students scheduled to perform.

Thrill Your Taste Buds at Stevenson Burger Night

The Introduction to Business classes will have a record five original recipes — one from each class period — at the first-semester Stevenson Burger Night on Wednesday at Tom and Eddie’s restaurant at the Vernon Hills Town Center, 1260 S. Milwaukee Avenue (northwest corner of Milwaukee Avenue and U.S. 45/Olde Half Day Road). The event runs from 4-9 p.m. Between 10-20% of the proceeds, depending upon number of burgers sold, will be donated to Ivy Hall Elementary School’s Parent Teacher Organization. The five burgers are the Crunchy Munchie, the Sweet N’ Salty, the When in Rome, the BBQ Brisket Burger, and the Chi-Town Shuffle. Click here to see the ingredients for each sandwich.

New Shanghai Circus Returning to SHS in January

China’s most celebrated acrobatic company, the New Shanghai Circus, will be returning to Stevenson for an afternoon show on Saturday, January 9 in the Performing Arts Center. More than 40 acrobats will bring the exotic wonders of China to SHS in a fast-paced, exciting production that will thrill audience members of all ages. The performance begins at 3 p.m. Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for students and children. Order yours today at StevensonFoundation.org.

PATRIOT SPORTS

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Sunday’s Varsity Results

Boys Ice Hockey

Stevenson hosted SHS Thanksgiving Tournament: The Patriots beat Waubonsie Valley, 4-3, in double overtime, capturing the title and concluding the tournament with a 5-0 record. SHS also defeated New Trier Grey (6-1), New Trier Blue (5-3), Naperville Central (6-5) and Lake Central (4-1) during the four-day tournament.

Saturday’s Varsity Results

Wrestling

Stevenson at 25th Moore/Pettyman Invitational: Nine Patriots earned places in the 27-team tournament at Barrington, led by Dylan Geick, who won the 152-pound title. The unseeded Geick (7-0) knocked off the No. 1 and No. 3 seeds in his weight class before downing Hinsdale Central’s entry, 10-3, in the championship bout. Nikita Nepomnyashchly finished third at 170 pounds, Michael Kordek was fourth at 182 and Nick Grujanac took fifth at 285. Brandon Zisman and Eric Carter placed sixth at 126 and 132, respectively, while Alec Nolan was seventh at 120. Matthew Zimring (113) and Roberts Pavlovics (160) both ended in eighth. The Patriots finished fifth in the team standings with 149 points, behind Marmion Academy (265.5), Lyons Township (211.5), Rockton Hononegah (162) and Prospect (160). – Daily Herald (+)

Boys Basketball

Stevenson 63, Glenbard South 46: Ryuji Aoki scored 17 points, Justin Smith had 16 and Willie Herenton added 11 as the Patriots (3-1) rallied in the second half at the Lyons Township Tournament. SHS trailed by six points at halftime, but outscored the Raiders 35-12 in the second half. – Daily Herald

Friday’s Varsity Results

Girls Basketball

Stevenson 41, Rockford Boylan 32: Ashley Richardson scored 14 points and Klaire Steffens added 11 for the Patriots (3-2) in their Schaumburg Tournament finale. Richardson and Steffens were named to the all-tournament team. – Daily Herald

Wednesday’s Varsity Results

Boys Basketball

Stevenson 68, Longwood Academy 40: At the Lyons Township Tournament, Willie Herenton scored 16 points and grabbed eight rebounds. Justin Smith added 15 points and eight rebounds for the Patriots (2-1). Smith had 11 of his points in the first quarter, as SHS took a 24-7 lead. Ryuji Aoki added eight points for the Pats, who led by 30 at halftime. Longwood dropped to 0-3. – Daily Herald (+)

Wrestling

Stevenson hosted SHS Invitational: The Patriots opened their season with a pair of close dual-meet victories, 29-27 over Prospect, and 30-28 over Wheaton North.

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

Hoops for Heroes T-Shirts on Sale

Today is the last day for online sales of camouflage T-shirts for the eighth annual Hoops for Heroes military appreciation night, which takes place during the varsity basketball games on Saturday, December 12. The girls will play Lake Forest at 5:30 p.m., followed by the boys against Mundelein at 7 p.m. Hoops for Heroes T-shirts can be ordered online through the Online Superstore. Shirts also will be sold in the commons areas during lunch periods on Thursday and Friday, December 10-11. Hoops for Heroes is sponsored by Students Helping Soldiers and the SHS basketball teams.

Visiting Artist of the Month Presentation Today

Tim Lowly, the November Visiting Artist of the Month, will give presentations to students during first and third periods today. He will talk by the Rotunda Gallery on the first floor of the West Building, by the 1400 and 1600 hallways.

Best Buddies Fundraiser at Potbelly Tonight

Best Buddies is holding a fundraiser at the Lincolnshire Potbelly, 275 Parkway Drive, Suite 317, from 4-9 p.m. today. Make a purchase during that timeframe, and 25% of the proceeds will go to Best Buddies.

Commit to Dine In on Thursday

Celebrate Family and Consumer Sciences Week by committing to dine in on Thursday.  Research shows that families that prepare and eat a meal together are more likely to eat healthier and consume fewer calories. Join us in reaching the goal of 200,000 families dining in on December 3. Visit www.aafcs.org/FCSday to register your family and get more information on the event! Don’t forget to send out your selfie on Instagram #healthyfamselfie

Did You See the Latest Styler? Check it Out Online

The Stevenson Styler has gone digital! If you didn’t get your paper copy, you can visit www.d125.org/stevensonstyler to find out what to wear to stay warm and stylish this winter!

CLUB NEWS

HOSA will be meeting after school Wednesday for yearbook pictures in the West Auditorium. We look forward to seeing your smiling faces! Our next meeting will be Wednesday, December 9 after school.

This Thursday after school, the Interactive Gamers Club will be hosting a Hearthstone Tournament in Room 1204, the West Faculty Dining Room. The cost is $5. Players must bring three decks, and there is a 32-person cap. New members are always welcome!

Do you value empathy and understanding in others? Do you want all people at Stevenson to feel welcome and accepted? So do those in Peer HelpersCome to a meeting this Thursday in Room 2612 after school to find out what Peer Helpers do and how they can help your experience at Stevenson!

INTRAMURALS

A reminder that IM Basketball packets are due this week! Seniors are due today, juniors are due tomorrow, sophomores are due on Wednesday, and freshmen are due on Thursday. If you have any questions, come see us in Room 3040.

The Ski and Snowboard Club informational meeting for students and parents will be held Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. in the Recital Hall (Room 4100). This meeting is mandatory for parents of any students looking to join the club. For more information on Ski and Snowboard Club, visit www.d125.org/ski or stop by the PREP Office in Room 3040.

Don’t forget that IM Volleyball team packets are due next week! If your team has not picked up a packet, please do so ASAP in Room 3040.

ATHLETICS

Polar Bear Winter Conditioning will be meeting today, Wednesday and Thursday from 3:30-5:30 p.m. outside of the Cardio Room. Any athletes interested in joining should show up or contact Coach LeVanti with any questions or concerns.

COLLEGE NEWS

Attention seniors: Please check Naviance each week for new scholarships. If you have any questions, please stop in the College Career Center for help.

CAREER EXPLORATION

Interested in participating in a Career Shadow? The Career Exploration Program can connect you with a professional that will host you for a day-long job shadow in a number of different areas, including healthcare, business, engineering and others.  Career shadows provide you the opportunity to experience what it is really like on the job, and can connect you to lifelong mentors that can help guide your career direction and future. Please visit the Career Exploration web page and fill out a Career Shadow application or email Mrs. Willock in the College and Career Center at dwillock@d125.org.

ILLINOIS EDUCATION HEADLINES

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NATIONAL EDUCATION HEADLINES

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